Good grief! Just when I think all I need to is kick up my physical activity my right shoulder starts hurting…a lot!
I started a new job in February and the brass ring was a promotion and raise after 6 months, so I dug in. What I stopped doing was working out regularly because I got an awful cold with a hacking cough, so my visits to the gym stopped. I also started working from home, so my physical activity just plummeted. I got the promotion and raise though, but I’m falling apart physically.
I’m gung-ho to get started with exercise again my right shoulder starts hurting…a lot! At first, I’m thinking it would go away, but it didn’t. It started hurting more. I went to my primary care and they called it: frozen shoulder. He also added that diabetics are prone to this. Of course, I’m thinking again why don’t they warn you about this stuff? I mean I know about limbs getting chopped off, neuropathy, retinopathy, etc. Slightly frustrating, but I know it might not be realistic to give all type 1s a laundry list of the things that can go wrong with them as life goes on.
My primary care referred me to a sports medicine doctor. He listened to my story, put me through some exercises to see what my range of motion was, and gave me the same diagnosis. He also had me go under the x-ray machine. He wrote me later in the day to say it was definitely “mild arthrosis of the acromioclavicular joint”. I start physical therapy 2x a week for 8 weeks, so wish me luck. I hope this brings my range of motion back.
I’m not the only one as I found a thread that was 2 years old about it, but maybe it’s time to start a new one.